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  • Published: 1 July 2015
  • ISBN: 9780099571377
  • Imprint: Arrow
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 496
  • RRP: $19.99

Cop Town




A hunt for a killer in a city on the edge

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'Karin Slaughter is simply one of the best thriller writers working today, and Cop Town shows the author at the top of her game... I'd follow her anywhere' Gillian Flynn
Atlanta, 1974
As a brutal killing and a furious manhunt rock the city, Kate Murphy wonders if her first day on the police force will also be her last.
Kate isn't the only woman on the force who is finding things tough. Maggie Lawson followed her uncle and brother into the ranks to prove her worth in their cynical eyes.
When Maggie and Kate become partners, and are sidelined in the search for the city's cop killer, their fury, pain, and pride finally reach boiling point. But are they prepared to risk everything as they venture into the city's darkest heart?

Praise for Karin Slaughter:
'Her characters, plot, and pacing are unrivalled' MICHAEL CONNELLY


'Passion, intensity, and humanity' LEE CHILD


'A writer of extraordinary talents' KATHY REICHS


'Fiction doesn't get any better than this' JEFFERY DEAVER

  • Published: 1 July 2015
  • ISBN: 9780099571377
  • Imprint: Arrow
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 496
  • RRP: $19.99

About the author

Karin Slaughter

Karin Slaughter is one of the world’s most popular and acclaimed storytellers. Published in 120 countries with more than 35 million copies sold across the globe, her nineteen novels include the Grant County and Will Trent books, as well as the Edgar-nominated Cop Town and the instant New
York Times bestselling novels Pretty Girls, The Good Daughter, and Pieces of Her. This summer, Slaughter returns with her latest Will Trent instalment, The Last Widow. Slaughter is the
founder of the Save the Libraries project-a nonprofit organisation established to support libraries and library programming.

A native of Georgia, Karin Slaughter lives in Atlanta. Her standalone novels Pieces of Her, The Good Daughter and Cop Town are in development for film and television.

For more information visit KarinSlaughter.com
AuthorKarinSlaughter
@SlaughterKarin

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Praise for Cop Town

Karin Slaughter is simply one of the best thriller writers working today, and Cop Town shows the author at the top of her game - relentless pacing, complex characters, and gritty realism, all set against the backdrop of a city on the edge. Slaughter’s eye for detail and truth is unmatched . . . I’d follow her anywhere.

Gillian Flynn, author of GONE GIRL

Much more than a thriller ... Karin Slaughter's unforgettable female characters, and stunning evocation of time and place, make Cop Town one of the most powerful and moving reads of recent memory ... A masterpiece.

Kathryn Stockett, author of THE HELP

Stunning . . . In Karin Slaughter’s first stand-alone novel, she breaks new ground with this riveting story of two young police officers trying to stop a serial killer targeting cops. Her characters, plot and pacing are unrivaled among thriller writers and if you haven’t yet read her, this is the moment.

Michael Connelly

Vivid, gritty and taut, this terrific whodunit keeps you guessing.

Sunday Mirror

Karin Slaughter has long been comfortably ahead of the pack in the field of powerful and disturbing crime fiction but Cop Town shows a broadening of reach: it is a more ambitious novel than any she has previously written. Her achievement here is such that many fans will be happy to see her continuing to devote her attention to similar standalone novels.

Financial Times

This is hardboiled crime fiction from the pen of an absolute master of the genre. The characters are credible, and the sexist, racist, homophobic world they inhabit is brilliantly and brutally drawn. The end hints at a returning series, and we’d definitely be back for more.

heat magazine

The plot, which describes the hunt for a killer, is enriched by the vivid portrait of the place and time. This is a gripping thriller with a feminist subtext, describing the foreign country that is the recent past.

Literary Review

Dark, atmospheric thriller.

Sun

Cop Town is a terrific read, fast-moving and witty, yet as grimly gritty as it gets, so not for the faint-hearted.

Irish Independent

Karin Slaughter is simply one of the best thriller writers working today, and Cop Town shows the author at the top of her game - relentless pacing, complex characters, and gritty realism, all set against the backdrop of a city on the edge. Slaughter’s eye for detail and truth is unmatched . . . I’d follow her anywhere.

Gillian Flynn, author of GONE GIRL

Much more than a thriller ... Karin Slaughter's unforgettable female characters, and stunning evocation of time and place, make Cop Town one of the most powerful and moving reads of recent memory ... A masterpiece.

Kathryn Stockett, author of THE HELP

Stunning . . . In Karin Slaughter’s first stand-alone novel, she breaks new ground with this riveting story of two young police officers trying to stop a serial killer targeting cops. Her characters, plot and pacing are unrivaled among thriller writers and if you haven’t yet read her, this is the moment.

Michael Connelly

Vivid, gritty and taut, this terrific whodunit keeps you guessing.

Sunday Mirror

Karin Slaughter has long been comfortably ahead of the pack in the field of powerful and disturbing crime fiction but Cop Town shows a broadening of reach: it is a more ambitious novel than any she has previously written. Her achievement here is such that many fans will be happy to see her continuing to devote her attention to similar standalone novels.

Financial Times

This is hardboiled crime fiction from the pen of an absolute master of the genre. The characters are credible, and the sexist, racist, homophobic world they inhabit is brilliantly and brutally drawn. The end hints at a returning series, and we’d definitely be back for more.

heat magazine

The plot, which describes the hunt for a killer, is enriched by the vivid portrait of the place and time. This is a gripping thriller with a feminist subtext, describing the foreign country that is the recent past.

Literary Review

Dark, atmospheric thriller.

Sun

Cop Town is a terrific read, fast-moving and witty, yet as grimly gritty as it gets, so not for the faint-hearted.

Irish Independent

Much more than a thriller ... Karin Slaughter's unforgettable female characters, and stunning evocation of time and place, make Cop Town one of the most powerful and moving reads of recent memory ... A masterpiece.

Kathryn Stockett, author of THE HELP

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